Mitchell Swepson takes lessons from spin consultant Sridharan Sriram

Australia A is currently touring India for a quadrangular series involving India A and SA A.

Swepson is a part of the Australia A squad which is  currently in India. (Cricket Australia)

Mitchell Swepson is a part of the Australia A's tour in India for the ongoing quadrangular one-day series and next month's four-day matches in India.

Swepson is currently taking lessons from Sriram who has been hailed as a "  genius" by many Australian cricketers and his presence among the young spinners is priceless. 

It was Agar, along with suspended skipper Steve Smith, who called 'Sri' a "genius" on that Test tour of India in 2017, and Swepson says the spin guru has once again been a useful resource as he prepares to take on India A at M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Thursday.

"Sri' has been great," Swepson said. "He's been a great help for me personally as a spin bowling consultant."

"He's always looking at ways I can improve my game technically and tactically as well, trying to get balls to hit the stumps, using variations and things like that.

"But also sticking to super-strengths and that's trying to spin the ball hard, which is what I've always tried to do as a leggie."

Australia is expected to name their squad for the Test series against Pakistan after the end of the four-day games where Mitchell Swepson, Ashton Agar and Jon Holland will give their best to impress the selectors to get into the Test squad. 

Australian national team coach Justin Langer has hailed this tour as an excellent learning curve for the young cricketers. 

"It's a massive series for everyone," he said.

"Obviously, the UAE tour is coming up, I think a lot of people will be wanting to press their case for that.

"I certainly will be, but for me it's always been the same – I've always not looked too far ahead, look at the next game, do as best I can for the team.

"And if we get performances as a team, the individual performances will be there and if that happens to be me so be it, that'll be great.

"If not, hopefully I can just do a role for the team."

Schedule

One-day fixtures

17 August v India A: Match abandoned

19 August v South Africa A: Match abandoned

21 August v India B: Match abandoned

23 August v India A

25 August v South Africa A

27 August v India B

29 August - Quad-Series Final

Australia A four-day squad 

Mitchell Marsh (c), Alex Carey (vc), Ashton Agar, Brendan Doggett, Peter Handscomb, Travis Head, Jon Holland, Usman Khawaja, Michael Neser, Joel Paris, Kurtis Patterson, Matthew Renshaw, Mitch Swepson, Chris Tremain

Four-day fixtures in Vizag

2-5 September v India A

8-11 September v India A

(Inputs from Cricket Australia's official  website)


By Anshuman Roy - 22 Aug, 2018

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